Kelly Forks Cabin

  

The historic Kelly Forks Cabin sits peacefully in a lush forested setting.

Sleeping up to six comfortably, with a kitchen, propane stove, flush toilet and shower, this historic cabin built in the 1930s is located within an active Forest Service work center, and is a favorite of anglers and nature lovers in general. Sitting astride the beautiful North Fork of the Clearwater River and it’s tributary Kelly Creek, a prime fishing location and great place for swimming and tubing, guests will enjoy amazing views up and down the rumbling river and into the surrounding evergreen forest while enjoying the many modern comforts such as electricity and plumbing this cabin provides.

At a Glance

Reservations: To make a reservation, please visit Kelly Forks on Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Fees $65.00 per night. 
Open Season: June 13, 2018 - September 26, 2018
Restrictions:
  • Garbage services not available. Pack It In, Pack It Out.
  • Outdoor fires are prohibited.
  • Tents, RVs and trailers are prohibited within the vicinity of the cabin.
Closest Towns: Pierce, ID
Water: Drinking water is provided.
Restroom: Yes, 1 flush toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: North Fork Ranger District, 208-476-4541

General Information

Parking:

Assigned parking for a maximum of four vehicles at the facility (a truck with an ATV trailer is considered two vehicles


Directions:

The cabin is approximately 48 miles northeast of the community of Pierce, Idaho. The last 31 miles to the cabin are narrow, have a dirt-surface and may be peppered with large ruts and rocks, so travel can be slow-going. Kelly Forks Cabin is also situated about 54 miles southwest of Superior, Montana.

From Lewiston, Idaho: Travel 45 miles east on U.S. Highway 12 to the bridge at Orofino, Idaho. Cross the bridge - don't deviate; you will travel on Michigan Avenue and then Grangemont Road, aka State Highway 7- and continue 30 miles north to the former Jaype Mill site. Turn right and continue 6 miles to the town of Pierce, Idaho. Drive through Pierce (approximately 3/4 mile) and turn left on French Mountain Road, also known as Forest Service Road (FSR) 250. Remain on FSR 250 for 48 miles until you reach the Kelly Forks Work Center.

From Superior, Montana: Travel 25 miles west on FSR 250, also known as the Trout Creek Road. You will cross Hoodoo Pass at the Idaho-Montana state line. Continue south on FSR 250 for approximately 29 more miles until you reach the Kelly Forks Work Center. *NOTE: Hoodoo Pass rises to 6,000-ft elevation and is typically impassable from November until early July due to snow. This pass is not plowed and alternative access may be necessary until the snowpack melts through.

From Missoula, Montana: Travel 173 miles west on U.S. Highway 12 to the bridge at Orofino, Idaho. Cross the bridge - don't deviate; you will travel on Michigan Avenue and then the Grangemont Road, aka State Highway 7- and continue 30 miles north to the former Jaype Mill site. Turn right and continue 6 miles to the town of Pierce, Idaho. Drive through Pierce (approximately 3/4 mile) and turn left on French Mountain Road, also known as FSR 250. Remain on FSR 250 for 48 miles until you reach the Kelly Forks Work Center.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.7166589616

  Longitude : 
-115.25888244